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Sacred and Profane

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Thursday 22 May 2008

Donald looks at some of Waxman's most eclectic works: a sinfonietta written between continents, a film score based on a book that scandalised America and an epic Biblical oratorio, composed after the tragic death of the composer's wife.

Sinfonietta for string orchestra and timpani
Los Angeles Festival orchestra
Franz Waxman (conductor)

Suite: Peyton Place (arr Patrick Russ)
Camerata Nordica

Joshua: A Dramatic Oratorio for Soloists, Narrator, Mixed Chorus and Orchestra (excerpt from Part 1)
Maximilian Schell (narrator)
Rod Gilfry (baritone)
Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano)
Peter Buchi, Patrick Poole (tenor)
Prague Philharmonic Choir
Prague Philharmonia
James Sedares (conductor).

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